Bread pakora is one of the yummiest party starter. I love making it when someone is coming home. Best part is you can make it whenever you have too much bread. Pakode or fritters is an easy starters. Everyone loves making this street food at home. We all love fried food. They are a perfect partner to tea. If you are travelling, you can just have them with bread. Although fried food is not good if taken on daily basis, having it once a while is not a problem. Pakode is a crowd favorite. People of all age groups love it.
We make lots of pakoras in India. Be it double fried, onions, potatoes or mixed veg.Onion fritters can later be dunked in a kadhi for main course. Just serve it with rice. Punjabi kadhi pakoda makes lunch easy peasy if you like your yogurt. Just have some kadhi and sleep is guarenteed.
Some people love the baked version too. If you have nothing at home and guests are coming over ,just go on and make some. Everyone loves it especially in rains and winter. Nothing like fritters and tea.
3 layered nonsense and our Autonagar group memories.
You can put a spicy potato masala inside or make it without it. This particular recipe is known as 3 layered nonsense in my home. My parents have made this so many times at parties when we were young.
Our friend circle is known as the Autonagar group and it had each family belonging to a different mother tongue, speaking a different language when at home but each communicated well with Hindi the national language. Much like Mini-India. Thus, they learnt each others customs and food preparations celebrated all festivals and enjoyed every bit as a big family. Autonagar was the the place they began to stay when they first started their job in Visakhapatnam in 1981.Hence, the name stuck on. Even today, all friends fondly remember this recipe even though they stay in different cities and countries. Trust me friendships of 30+ years staying fresh and reliable just like this humble bread pakoda. This is the name my Dad gave and I always love serving it to him and the family.
Thus, this recipe will always be special to me. They are my pick-me up when I am down. As each plate comes with so many fond memories!
Sharing this recipe so that you can make some too.
They are perfect when it rains or when its cold or when you are just not in a mood to cook something elaborate.
How to make bread pakora?
Scroll below to read the Bread Pakora recipe
Bread Pakoda-Stuffed bread fritters
- 1 cup besan/gramflour/chickpea flour
- 6 slices of brown/white bread slices
- 1 cup of mashed potato mix with salt and spices
- Pinch of baking soda
- 1/4 tsp turmeric pdr
- 1/2 tsp red chilli pdr
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Green chutney Tomato Ketchup,Tamarind chutney
- Oil for frying
- Spread chutney on the bread slices.
- Add the potato mix on slice,cover with another slice.
- Cut the bread sandwich diagonally in 2 equal sizes.
- Meanwhile,keep 1/4 besan aside in a plate.
- Mix 3/4 cup of besan with spices,baking soda and water to make a thick batter.
- Dip the bread sandwich in dry besan first and then in the besan batter.
- Dry in hot oil on both sides.
- Serve hot with mint chutney.
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